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Morning Song – You Went The Wrong Way Old King Louie

July 14, 2016

Television producer Allan Sherman made numerous contributions to modern culture (among them: long-running game show “I’ve Got A Secret”, the summer camp classic “Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah”, and inspiring the musical parody career of “Weird Al” Yankovic).

“You Went The Wrong Way Old King Louie” reinforced all the worst fears the French had about Americans’ myopic ignorance of world events, made it impossible for a generation of Americans to think of King Louis XVI wearing anything but “pink satin pants”, and set back French-American relations more than any other single event since the Suez Canal crisis and de Gaulle’s nuclear force de frappe.

But it’s still kinda funny.

Happy Bastille Day.


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